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TBI Weekly: What HBO Max’s Amazon dispute tells us about SVOD’s

WarnerMedia’s roll-out of HBO Max earlier this week went without a hitch, even if its launch was more of a gentle release into the US landscape rather than an unleashing in the way Disney+ dominated the headlines. Given the vastness of its offering, that’s perhaps a surprise, yet with the majority of its line-up already […]

TBI Weekly: Five reasons why TikTok is the one to watch

It has been a busy week for social media darling TikTok, which has become the video app of choice for hundreds of millions of users around the world during lockdown and has now secured the services of Disney+ chief Kevin Mayer to take it to new – unknown – heights. Here, TBI delves a little […]

TBI Weekly: Why co-productions matter in a Covid-19 world

Daryl Talbot, CEO and co-founder at Bondi Vet and Paramedics prodco WTFN, tackles the key questions facing producers around the world and explains why co-productions will emerge as a key tool in the survival kit. After approximately two months in lockdown, the focus now for most independent producers worldwide is two-fold: how quickly can I […]

TBI Weekly: A writer’s view on lockdown in Santa Monica

Cold Courage writer Brendan Foley reflects on his personal experiences of Covid-19 under lockdown in California and looks ahead to what the crisis could mean for the TV community around the world. A good day starts with an early morning masked walk with my wife Shelly on the mean streets of Santa Monica, past blooming […]

TBI Weekly: How one exec turned his Covid-19 crisis around

Former Discovery Networks International exec Adam Jacobs stepped down from his role at UK indie Woodcut Media at the start of the year to pursue his passions – then Covid-19 struck and his plans were left in tatters. TBI finds out how he reacted. As the UK government likes to constantly remind us, everything about […]

TBI Weekly: Navigating risk as future lockdowns loom

Jeremy Roberts, a partner and head of broadcasting & content distribution at UK legal firm Sheridans,  explores the potential threats posed by further Covid-19 restrictions once lockdown is over and provides a five-point plan to keep shows on track. From what we currently know of Covid-19, even after the pandemic ebbs and the current lockdown […]

TBI Weekly: How buyers are reacting to the Covid-19 crisis

All this week, TBI has been hearing from buyers around the world about the ramifications of Covid-19 on their acquisition strategies and scheduling conundrums. Here are five key takeaways. Buying time With production halted on most shows, broadcasters have been trying to maximise programming they have in the can – with the UK’s ITV and […]

TBI Weekly: What next at Red Arrow owner ProSieben?

It has been quite a week in the world of German TV. While much of the industry has been attempting to deal with the fall-out from the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the country’s biggest commercial broadcasters has just performed an apparent about-turn on strategy and seen its CEO depart. Max Conze’s exit from ProSiebenSat.1 last […]

TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from a week with Covid-19

It might feel like you’ve been stuck indoors for months but for most readers outside of Asia, this week has been the first in which the deep impact of Covid-19 has truly started to be felt. So what have we learnt so far? M&A is on hold Whereas the impact of the 2008 credit crunch […]

TBI Weekly: Will Coronavirus nudge TV markets online?

For all the talk around MIPTV over the past 12 months, who saw a global pandemic as being its ultimate nemesis? Our industry, like many sectors, has tended to revolve around person-to-person meetings at markets and conferences – but the TV business has always been that bit more sociable than others. Parties, drinks and any […]

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